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  • Simchat TorahJoin us in celebrating the completion of the Torah reading cycle! We'll have holy torahs, rockin' Hakafot and deluxe kiddushes. Read More
  • Shemitah YearThe year 5782 since creation (September 7, 2021 - September 25, 2022) is a Shemitah year. These articles and classes will discuss this year’s special observances as well as its spiritual message. More Info
  • Shabbat Services And MealsJoin us Friday evening & Shabbat Morning for Services with traditional prayers and beautiful songs followed by Kiddush and Shabbat meal. Read More
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Motivated by a profound love for every Jew and spurred by a boundless optimism, Chabad of the Big Island, Hawaii sets into motion an array of programs and services to educate, inspire, and uplift Jews from all walks of life, regardless of background or affiliation, with unconditional love and acceptance. Our goal is to service the spiritual and physical needs of the local Jewish community, as well as the visitors to the island, & to strengthen their Jewish awareness and pride.
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It is surprising to say that Abraham was concerned about his reward, when Maimonides singles out Abraham as a paragon of serving G‑d “purely out of love.”
Why would we want to be shielded from Abraham? He was one of the all-time greats!
Learn about the Baal Shemtov's only daughter, Udel, who plays a unique role in early Chassidic history.
The idea of harmony is not to give up our identity for the sake of the collective. The ideal is that each of us should achieve maximal individuality, developing all our unique strengths and talents, while coming to appreciate and value each other for what we are.
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G‑d appeared to Abraham…but he looked up and saw that there were three men… (Genesis 18:2) Abraham put aside his encounter with G‑d in order to greet his guests. From this we learn that hosting guests is so great that it takes priority over an encounter with G‑d. (Maimonides, Mishneh Torah) The three men that Abraham greeted and fed turned out to be angels. Angels don’t eat or drink. Neither do they need a place to sleep. They only pretended to eat and drink out of respect for Abraham. If so, what did Abraham accomplish? He served food to beings that never hunger and drinks to beings that never thirst. For this he walked out of a private audience with G‑d Himself?! Aside from that, how can we...
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  • When You Are In a SlumpWhy does the Prophet Elisha tell the distraught woman to collect empty pitchers and fill them? Read More
  • Quiz: 10 Questions About the 10 Commandments Read More
  • Living the “Perfection-Free” LifeEvery time we encounter an imperfection, how shall we view it? Read More